Using Selenium WebDriver to Run Mobile Web Tests

Using WebDriver to Run Appium Selenium Tests
Using WebDriver to Run Appium Selenium Tests

Dear Testdroiders,

The Basics of Mobile Web Testing blog sparked some serious interest and many of you have been curious how to build a very basic script for the mobile web test using Selenium/Appium. I’ll walk you through here with the brief example how to build a simple test for your website, using real devices and real browsers. The script below follows the video example so let’s start with that one.

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The Basics of Mobile Web Testing on Real Devices Using Selenium

Basics of Mobile Web Testing Using Appium
Basics of Mobile Web Testing Using Appium

Dear Testdroiders,

Many of today’s apps utilize Internet browsers and web technologies, even those native apps on Android and iOS. The effectiveness of testing these apps varies widely among users, which frameworks and tools are used. Majority of teams that are building either solely native, hybrid or web apps use Agile methodology wherein test automation has a significant value to offer.

We’ve introduced support for variety of different frameworks since Testdroid was launched – and one of the great use case (and benefit) for this approach is the flexible use of real mobile devices, real mobile browsers and different types of apps – with the diverse selection of different test automation frameworks.

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How to Automate Your Mobile Web Testing with Real Devices Using Appium

Android Devices for Web Testing
Android Devices for Web Testing

Every web developer knows how challenging it can be to get a web site working and looking great with every possible browser variation out there. This is one area where test automation has a significant value to offer. Even with responsive web sites that should scale all different resolutions, work across different types of devices (phones, tablets, wearables etc.) the test automation can harmonize the testing effort and bring you consistent foundation to build your web site tests.

Today, we’re presenting at Appium Meetup in San Francisco – and this topic will be addressed as a workshop, with the focus on best practices, how-to and bunch of tips and tricks on how to automate your mobile web testing, using real devices with Appium test automation framework.

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